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Emma Hargan
“No Mummy no!”, play dates and bye bye dummy!

“No Mummy no!”, play dates and bye bye dummy!

The Mummy Diaries week 26

A BUSY WEEK of play dates, soft play, play school and the usual running about. We’ve managed to hit another milestone this week as Jamie has said ...

Emma Hargan
Birthday parties, dry January – and what dentist visit?

Birthday parties, dry January – and what dentist visit?

WE HAVE NEARLY MANAGED to crawl our way through the endless January days. Everybody is skint, everybody is trying to eat healthy (mostly because we’re skint and can’t afford takeaway’s), everybody is trying to exercise ...

Emma Hargan
Mummy luxuries, toilet training and… child genius?

Mummy luxuries, toilet training and… child genius?

The Mummy Diaries – Week 24

I REALISED pretty quickly that as a parent, your time is very precious. I mean, everyone says the time passes so quickly. And it does. The ...

Eben Wilson
Is now the time to change the BBC's culture through a new business model?

Is now the time to change the BBC's culture through a new business model?

IN A FREE SOCIETY with plural news media there is probably little point criticising the content of its output.  But Britain’s broadcasting plurality is moot; the BBC dominates, and these are strange times when the government ...

Emma Hargan
Back to reality – meltdowns or swimming and pancakes?

Back to reality – meltdowns or swimming and pancakes?

The Mummy Diaries: week 23

AWW, and it was just like Christmas Eve all over again in the Hargan house last Sunday night. Kids bathed, into pyjamas and into bed. Clothes and ...

Emma Hargan
Jingle Bells, Batman Smells I think I’m going grey!

Jingle Bells, Batman Smells I think I’m going grey!

The Mummy Diaries – One toddler, one threenager

Weeks 21 & 22

A VERY HAPPY 2020 to you all! I can’t believe that it’s all over already. All the ...

Alan Grant
Think Movies: Frozen 2

Think Movies: Frozen 2

OF ALL THE DISNEY Princess characters there are to choose from, Elsa, the ice-slinging heroine of Frozen and now Frozen 2, is perhaps the most likeable of them all. She’s kind, but not stupid or gullible, smart, but ...

Emma Hargan
Hand, Foot and Mouth – with Impetigo added

Hand, Foot and Mouth – with Impetigo added

The Mummy Diaries: One toddler, one threenager – Week 20

WHAT A WEEK! I’d like to be able to tell you that all the stuff we were looking forward to last week, ...

Alan Grant
Think Movies: The Irishman

Think Movies: The Irishman

I WOULD LIKE to submit a proposal to whatever regular readers that I might be lucky enough to have accrued; it concerns greatness and how it can be identified. I put it to you that ...

Ewen Stewart
Wealth for the many not the few??

Wealth for the many not the few??

JUST RELEASED this week, the Office of National Statistics (ONS) report examining wealth in the UK is extraordinary and shows an unprecedented cascade of wealth for the vast majority of the population. It really is the ...

Emma Hargan
Decorations, presents, Santa and my inner Grinch!

Decorations, presents, Santa and my inner Grinch!

The Mummy Diaries: One baby, one threenager – Week 19

I LOVE CHRISTMAS! It’s a time for family, friends, presents, good food, good drink, Santa Claus, reindeer, the kid’s faces and all ...

Emma Hargan
Mummy’s juice, cuteness overload and lollypops

Mummy’s juice, cuteness overload and lollypops

The Mummy Diaries: One baby, one threenager – Week 18

IT’S BEGINNING to look a lot like Christmas!

It’s only three weeks.

It’s only 20 days.

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